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(Live Science)   Turns out we name our babies for our heroes like Steve Rogers, Saddam Hussein or Sephiroth?   (livescience.com) divider line 28
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2013-05-06 08:55:37 AM
I will be naming my first child GrumpyCat.
 
2013-05-06 09:11:32 AM
Sephiroth?  Pfft.  I named my kid Cait Sith, because my kid is a robot
 
2013-05-06 09:34:17 AM
I saw one named after Tidus.
 
2013-05-06 09:35:12 AM
Jack Ridley/ Ridley Scott.   We used a two for one approach for the boy.
 
2013-05-06 09:46:54 AM
Yes, name your kids after video game characters. Much like pieces of metal in the face, tattoos, and those giant ear hole things, it makes it easier to know what I'm dealing with. The only downside is, you're making your kid serve as a warning about you.
 
2013-05-06 09:55:51 AM
Did somebody say Caitlyn?

zwyll.org

/hot like an Ace in the Hole
 
2013-05-06 11:00:48 AM

bhcompy: Sephiroth?  Pfft.  I named my kid Cait Sith, because my kid is a robot


I call bullshiat :)
 
2013-05-06 11:05:47 AM

KidSock2004: Did somebody say Caitlyn?

[zwyll.org image 494x291]

/hot like an Ace in the Hole


Cupcake bear traps are the most evil device ever created.  There's even a song about how nefarious they are (provided you tune your ears slightly).

/bait mia cait bait mia cait
 
2013-05-06 11:16:42 AM

New Farkin User Name: KidSock2004: Did somebody say Caitlyn?

[zwyll.org image 494x291]

/hot like an Ace in the Hole

Cupcake bear traps are the most evil device ever created.  There's even a song about how nefarious they are (provided you tune your ears slightly).

/bait mia cait bait mia cait


Teemo and his mushrooms beg to differ.
 
2013-05-06 11:22:53 AM
A friend of mine had her baby today and gave the first two names George Harrison
 
2013-05-06 11:27:06 AM
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It's-a me, Mario!
 
2013-05-06 11:40:10 AM
Toby Wan Kenobi Duncan approves.

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//What, I watch a little TV with my kids.

 
2013-05-06 11:40:17 AM
My Hubby wants to name our daughter:

KayWinnit Lee (Firefly)
Maeby (Arrested Development)
Karrigan (Starcraft)

These are happening over my dead body.  I'm not going to name a child after my hobby.

Your child is going to be their own adult one day, not a clone of you
.

They will have their own hobbies, talents, and interests. You can do you're best to influence this, but once they enter school they'll start to develop on their own. Forcing them to be a clone of you is only going to lead to neurosis and other problems.

/Keep the kooky names for pets
 
2013-05-06 12:27:17 PM
Sephiroth, for when you want your kid to be the biggest mamas boy ever.
 
2013-05-06 12:32:45 PM

Mentalpatient87: Sephiroth, for when you want your kid to be the biggest mamas boy ever.


+9999, would lol again.
 
2013-05-06 01:57:49 PM
I should tell people my middle initial mean Sephiroth, way cooler than boring ass Scott.
 
2013-05-06 02:33:58 PM
thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-06 02:51:19 PM
Proud father of 19 month old Tiberius.

/Suck it haters.
 
2013-05-06 03:21:07 PM
 
2013-05-06 03:39:48 PM
This is one of those times when you look at nations that have laws regarding the naming of children and you think, "You know, maybe they do have a point...."
 
2013-05-06 03:49:29 PM

shortymac: They will have their own hobbies, talents, and interests. You can do you're best to influence this, but once they enter school they'll start to develop on their own. Forcing them to be a clone of you is only going to lead to neurosis and other problems.


Chances are that the name is far from original so what exactly is wrong with picking a name from something other that grandparents, books, list of traditional names, list of slightly less than traditional names or the completely made-up names that people hoisted on their kids as an expression of individuality, thus making sure that the kid will be bullied for at least 12 years?

/I'm sure hippies have been naming their kids "Cloud" since long before FF
 
2013-05-06 03:51:57 PM
It really depends on just how subtle you can do it... If you name your kid 'Bruce', 'Steve' or 'Peter', nobody would necessarily know that you named them after Batman, Captain America, or Spider-Man. If they know how much you like the character in question, they might be able to guess, but the public at large wouldn't really have a clue.

The more specific you get or the more outlandish the character named after, though, and the more likely the poor child is going to pick up some very unfortunate nicknames amongst their classmates... And that's usually the least of their concerns.
 
2013-05-06 04:19:37 PM

DerAppie: shortymac: They will have their own hobbies, talents, and interests. You can do you're best to influence this, but once they enter school they'll start to develop on their own. Forcing them to be a clone of you is only going to lead to neurosis and other problems.

Chances are that the name is far from original so what exactly is wrong with picking a name from something other that grandparents, books, list of traditional names, list of slightly less than traditional names or the completely made-up names that people hoisted on their kids as an expression of individuality, thus making sure that the kid will be bullied for at least 12 years?

/I'm sure hippies have been naming their kids "Cloud" since long before FF


The problem is lots of video game names fall into the whole "completely made-up names that people hoisted on their kids as an expression of individuality, thus making sure that the kid will be bullied for at least 12 years"category. For example: Gandalf, Bilbo.

Give those names to your pets, your pets aren't going to have to get a job in 18 years and aren't going to be bullied by their peers.
 
2013-05-06 05:19:31 PM

shortymac: DerAppie: shortymac: They will have their own hobbies, talents, and interests. You can do you're best to influence this, but once they enter school they'll start to develop on their own. Forcing them to be a clone of you is only going to lead to neurosis and other problems.

Chances are that the name is far from original so what exactly is wrong with picking a name from something other that grandparents, books, list of traditional names, list of slightly less than traditional names or the completely made-up names that people hoisted on their kids as an expression of individuality, thus making sure that the kid will be bullied for at least 12 years?

/I'm sure hippies have been naming their kids "Cloud" since long before FF

The problem is lots of video game names fall into the whole "completely made-up names that people hoisted on their kids as an expression of individuality, thus making sure that the kid will be bullied for at least 12 years"category. For example: Gandalf, Bilbo.

Give those names to your pets, your pets aren't going to have to get a job in 18 years and aren't going to be bullied by their peers.


Except Paul, what a silly name for a cat.
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2013-05-06 06:13:31 PM
Our future kid will have a very ordinary first name, such as John, Mary, Jane or Robert.

The middle names are going to be as ridiculously fandom-tastic as possible. Robert Malcolm Reynolds Lastname or Mary Brienne Catelyn Arya Lastname will just have to deal with that.

This will hopefully protect the sprog's career chances while instilling a healthy sense of humility and an appreciation of just how crazy their parents are. I do not see a child who got stuck with Jane Inara Zoe Lastname coming home late on a school night or little John Scotty McCoy Lastname failing to do his homework.

...and yes, I have a double-barreled middle name and yes, it is equally horrible.
 
2013-05-06 06:17:03 PM

shortymac: DerAppie: shortymac: They will have their own hobbies, talents, and interests. You can do you're best to influence this, but once they enter school they'll start to develop on their own. Forcing them to be a clone of you is only going to lead to neurosis and other problems.

Chances are that the name is far from original so what exactly is wrong with picking a name from something other that grandparents, books, list of traditional names, list of slightly less than traditional names or the completely made-up names that people hoisted on their kids as an expression of individuality, thus making sure that the kid will be bullied for at least 12 years?

/I'm sure hippies have been naming their kids "Cloud" since long before FF

The problem is lots of video game names fall into the whole "completely made-up names that people hoisted on their kids as an expression of individuality, thus making sure that the kid will be bullied for at least 12 years"category. For example: Gandalf, Bilbo.

Give those names to your pets, your pets aren't going to have to get a job in 18 years and aren't going to be bullied by their peers.


Sure, but many do not. Or are at least normal enough that most people will never know. Simply saying that you can't name someone after a game character is silly. Nothing wrong with naming a son Leon (Resident Evil), Edgar (Final Fantasy) or Jim Raynor (StarCraft, but use John when you call him). Going with Sephiroth is going too far, as is Kefka or Sub-Zero. Having a girl? Similar process. Kerrigan is going overboard, but why not use Lara (Tomb Raider), Sonya (Mortal Kombat), Cate (No One Lives Forever, with the awesome last name of Archer) or Joanna (Perfect Dark). There are enough normal options out there. There are even some reasonable options if you want to move away from the safe area, but that takes the parent out of the safe zone into Hit-or-Miss Land.
 
2013-05-06 09:21:15 PM
My dads name is my sons first name, her dads name is my sons middle name. Real easy.
 
2013-05-06 10:15:10 PM
Siobhan Eleanor Miranda and her twin sister, Amelia Penelope Kathleen.

Not that Amelia.  I'm a pilot and the girls are teenagers.  But that did not stop them from going out on several Hallowe'ens as Ms Pond.

Eleanor, as in Roosevelt and Amelia, as in Earhart.  So, yeah, they are named after heroes.  And some literary heroes.  And an aunt on either side.
 
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